Based in Oamaru, North Otago, Whitestone Cheese Co. was founded in 1987 by Bob and Sue Berry. The company has consistently been ranked as one of New Zealand’s best cheesemakers, winning nine medals at the 2019 Food Producer Awards, including three gold medals, five silvers, and one bronze. Whitestone Cheese Co. continues to run as a 100 percent family-owned operation in Oamaru, where their team of cheesemakers continues to advance their skills in producing world-class cheeses.

“Whitestone’s success is largely due to having incredible raw materials on our back doorstep,” said managing director Simon Berry. “Our geographic location means we have a fantastic water supply which runs directly from the glaciers of Mount Cook to irrigate our pastures. Our limestone soils are rich in minerals and produce world-class milk. We have the luxury of extremely efficient local farmers and great local staff.”

For more information, visit www.whitestonecheese.com.